A collection of short stories from "the wildest and most original science fictional mind" (George R.R. Martin) of Hugo and Nebula award-winning author John Varley.
The Persistance of Vision collects nine amazing fiction storiesincluding the Hugo and Nebula award-winning title novellathat could only come from the mesmerizing imagination of one of science fiction's most renowned and respected writers.
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About the Author
John Varley is the author of Slow Apocalypse, the Gaean Trilogy (Titan, Wizard, and Demon), Steel Beach, The Golden Globe, Red Thunder, Mammoth, Red Lightning, and Rolling Thunder. He has won both the Nebula and Hugo awards for his work.
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Praise for John Varley
"The best writer in America."—Tom Clancy
"A remarkable storyteller."—Publishers Weekly
"A first rate talent."—Cincinnati Enquirer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
prepared to be carried away as Varley's science fiction short stories quickly whirl you into magical future which reveal the answer to some is Now! and in others it is the words of Buckaroo Banzai 'the future isn't what it used to be..."
The majority of the short stories in this book are set in a future where man has spread out into the solar system with the help of advanced technology, which allows humans to enhance themselves to exist even in the hostile heat and atmospheric pressure of Venus. Just about anything about the the human body can be changed quickly and easily by the medicos. A change of sex can be done on a whim and is hardly even worth commenting on in Varley's future. Although their world is so different from our own, the protagonists are still very much human and easy to identify with. The title story which ends the book, is very different, the thought-provokingstory of a man's stay in a community of deaf-blind people and their new methods of communication.I especially liked "The Phantom of Kansas"and "The Black Hole Passes". The only story that I have definitely read before is "In the Bowl", although I may have read "The Phantom of Kansas" before, as it seemed vaguely familiar at times.